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Rebel gains threaten U.S. campaign against Al Qaeda affiliate in Yemen
Rebel gains threaten U.S. campaign against Al Qaeda affiliate in Yemen

The Obama administration's muscular counter-terrorism campaign against a dangerous Al Qaeda affiliate in Yemen is facing a new threat from the sudden military gains and growing political influence of a Shiite Muslim rebel group backed by Iran, according to U.S. officials. The Houthi rebels seized control of Sana, the Yemeni capital, last month and forced the country's president, Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi, to sign a deal giving them a leading voice in the formation of a new government. The Houthis long have demanded a halt to Yemeni cooperation with U.S. counter-terrorism operations, including drone strikes. If the group maintains its grip on power, they presumably "would want...

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